May 02, 2006 -- Posted at 10:15 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO -- Leah Brown is the recipient of the Region 8 Nurse of the Year award.
Brown works as a Registered Nurse at "Kids First" in Pocahontas, working with special needs children.
She was nominated online through KAIT8.com
She was then chosen by a panel of officials in the area.
Brown said she was grateful to receive such a competitive award, and feels like she's being praised for doing exactly what she loves to do.
"I just love to take care of people, and love to make a difference in the lives of the children, and I get to see that everyday," said Brown.